Environmental Education Youth Coordinator

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Ecosource is seeking an Environmental Education Youth Coordinator

Full-time, 35 hours per week, March 2019 – March 2020

Who we are: Ecosource is an innovative environmental organization that empowers the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education. We specialize in hands-on programming that aims to increase environmental sustainability in Peel Region and beyond.

The Position: Ecosource is seeking a creative, self-motivated and collaborative individual to co-coordinate environmental youth programming. The candidate will be based at the Mississaugas of the Credit ~irst Nation near Brantford, Ontario. The successful candidate will co-develop and deliver an engaging, hands-on program bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth together to design and lead service-oriented environmental stewardship projects, while offering participating youth an opportunity to develop leadership skills and approach reconciliation through Indigenous history, cultural practices and teachings.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver a peer stewardship program engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in environmental leadership;
  • Ensure the program reflects social justice principles and supports reconciliation;
  • Regularly consult and collaborate with project partners;
  • Lead program outreach and recruitment;
  • Support youth in selecting and completing volunteer service hours for stewardship projects;
  • Coordinate a youth steering committee for the duration of the project and ensure youth perspectives and priorities are integrated into program planning;
  • Coordinate regular workshops on sustainability issues in partnership with youth participants;
  • Coordinate regular email, written and telephone communication with program participants and volunteers;
  • Document relevant project information, milestones and evaluation data;
  • Act as a representative of Ecosource to the community and assists with other Ecosource activities as required.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with project coordination in culturally diverse communities;
  • Significant knowledge of Indigenous cultures and traditions as well as contemporary Indigenous issues;
  • Experience delivering environmental education and/ or stewardship projects;
  • Experience coordinating, supervising and supporting diverse volunteers;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and anti-oppression principles;
  • Skilled in youth education and group facilitation;
  • Sound program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation skills;
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, and computer skills;
  • Ability to work independently, in a team, and within various settings;
  • Familiarity with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation is an asset;
  • Applicants are required to hold a current driver’s license and must have access to a vehicle.

Application Information:

This is a full time (35 hours per week) contract position from March 2019 to March 2020 with an annual salary in the mid-$40,000s, dependent on experience. Evening and weekend work will be required. A Police Record Search will be required upon hiring.

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019 at 5 pm.

Ecosource offers a great team-oriented work environment with excellent opportunities for skills expansion. Ecosource provides equal opportunity employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons. Qualified applicants please submit a cover letter and resume, in Microsoft Word or PDf format, detailing your experience and interest in this position, and outlining that you have access to a vehicle via e-mail to:

Kelven Goodridge, Sustainability Education Manager Email: kgoodridge@ecosource.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest and kindly request no phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.